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on the radio. you can hear alan there. brad blakeman, deputy director of former president george w. bush. this is a comedy show. terror threats were out there six days publicly, brad. is this right venue for the commander-in-chief? >> that was absolutely the wrong venue for the president's first blacker remarks on one of the largest threats we face since 9/11. 20 embassies, assets of the american government were closed. thousands of personnel were displaced. we're not allowed to use the word evacuation according to the state department. according to the state department we didn't evacuate our assets. we had orderly departure. words mean something and when president speaks it means something. bill: force the departure was the word used. >> they had to leave within hours? bill: alan, the venue, were you okay with it? >> i'm fine with it. i think republicans have a lot more things to worry about whether the president does the do night show. -- "the tonight show." it is not just a comedy show. it also has people on all walks of life and, you know, to go after the president because he happens
. there is an inspector general. there are all kinds of safeguards built into this. i remember george bush, when he talked about this program, when it was first revealed by the new york times. he said, when al qaeda calls somebody in the united states, i want to know who they are calling. that is kind of the underlying philosophy of this program. we are talking again -- it always intends to spill over into people thinking, maybe we are monitoring the actual content of their conversations, and we are not all stop this is metadata. it is effectively the outside of the envelope that is put in your mailbox. it is that information that is on the envelope. and the date stamp in the postage stamp. >> would you have people believe that metadata has no significant privacy interest? i would rather, if i had a choice -- i hope not to have either of these choices -- of having every phone conversation i have for 30 days listens to, which is impractical, to have a large number of people doing that, or all my metadata collected for 30 days. i would much rather. >> if it was collected by proctor and gamble or colgate, i
. >>> former president george w. bush is home following a heart procedure on tuesday. a spokesman says he's doing great and that he plans to return to a normal schedule today. doctors inserted a stent in one of bush's arteries. they discovered a blockage on monday during a regular checkup. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," jim nantz with a preview of the pga championship. i'm alexis christoforous. this is the "cbs morning news." christoforous. this is the "cbs morning news." with new all natural lean cuisine honestly good. it's frozen like you've never seen. they've stripped down to only natural ingredients. why? what were you thinking? new lean cuisine honestly good. in the natural frozen meals section. new lean cuisine honestly good. >>> in >>> in florida, researchers have been given permission to dig up the grounds of a former reform school in the panhandle. as manuel bojorquez reports they're searching for the remains of boys who were sent to that school between 1900 and the 1950s. >> reporter: these crosses are a modest tribute to the 96 boys who died in stat
in the george bush white house. he's taking your comments and questions as we discuss syria this morning. jerry is up next from cookville, tennessee. jerry good morning. caller: good morning. the president is talking about the shot in the bow. i find it frightening when it comes to this president and foreign policy. it was a game of chess, i believe it would be a check mate game against this president. he's done nothing but absolute disaster. look at north africa. look at that. some democrats are calling it a success his foreign policy. it's frightening what's happening. i don't see anything that's any good. just think, if he happen to won the nobel peace prize, how bad things really might be. host: we'll go to democratic line, dave is waiting from washington d.c. good morning. caller: peter. the reason that the u.k. not to proceed is because there was a lack of conclusive evidence. in the regions and suburbs of damascus there is not conclusive evidence that the chemical weapon attack were perpetrated by a horrible attack regime. the obama administration has made entirely clear that they wi
's thomas roberts. former communication director for george w. bush, who never had to worry about such things with george w. bush, i mean you know, cleaning up messes like this, filner mess, and former senior adviser for the 2008 mccain presidential campaign, nicolle wallace and the director of the earth institute at columbia university dr. jeffrey sachs. in washington pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of "the washington post" and msnbc political analyst and bob filner expert, eugene robinson. thank you for being with us. it's nice to know one woman under like 100 in san diego has been in bob filner's presence has not been molested. >> she's lovely so that's one. >> still has the great granny coming after him. that embattled san diego mayor bob filner was expected to be back on work at monday after spending time away for behavior therapy. but he reportedly met with city council leaders and lawyer gloria allred who represents several of his accusers. dozens of supporters rallied on filner's behalf welcoming his return and backing him as a pillar of the community
of texas does recently because of the leadership though shown by george w. bush, is that when you look at states like arizona, not typical in arizona, but i was just thinking alabama, arkansas' next. if you look at arizona, if memory serves arizona export something like $50 billion a year. if you look at texas can we export $206 billion a year. 35% of those exports go directly to mexico. i think george w. bush understood the tenuous but important relationship that has to exist with our neighbors to the south. i think he was very strategic and smart in building and growing and fostering a relationship over time. and today, texas is benefiting from his leadership back then. a large proportion of the hispanic owned firms in this state and minority owned firms in the state are actually owned by mexican nationals. and so this didn't happen by accident. it happened because very strategic visionary leadership happened two, three decades or a decade ago. now we are benefiting from the. >> creating an environment. >> absolutely. doesn't happen overnight. now you see other states beginning to re
on their taxes. >> up next, george w. bush institute resale the series of discussions looking at immigrants contributions for america. this panel focuses on the economic effects of naturalization. from dallas, this is about one hour. >> a pleasure to be here. i worked for closed with president bush when he was in the white house trying to advance immigration reform in the last battle and so it's a pleasure for me to be back in his beautiful new house, talking about immigration. so thank you to this institute. i want to harken back as we get started to the ceremony that we saw this morning combat incredible moving ceremony because what we're going to talk about here today is not just out immigration is good for america, but have naturalization and citizenship actually even ups the ante and makes immigrants even more beneficial for the united states. to benefit themselves, but it's also a benefit for the country. so the very people we saw this morning when they came in the door, they were great for america but as they went out the door their even more. they will be even more of an asset. we w
andduring during the george herbert walker bush administration, the anti- tank buster rounds that were 1982.ed in we are not totally innocent either. it is hard to believe the administration. i know they are doing their best to settle the conflict in the middle east. is kind of hard when you are just as dirty as the rest of them. you can also reach out to us via e-mail. andy from vernon, new york. thanks for holding on, republican line. taking myink you for call. i want to add onto to what the last guy said. ,f your audience goes to google they are going to find numerous stories where syrian rebels admitted to an associated press correspondent that they were responsible for the chemical weapons incident, which obama is trying to blame on bashar al- assad. the casualties were a result of by mishandling the weapons. they were told that they were not properly trained in handling the chemical weapons or even told what they were. that is where it came from. this is really reminiscent of the buildup to the first iraq war in the 90s when the iraq incubator incident, in which they fabricated story
are claiming that president obama is just a continuation of president george w. bush in the foreign policy realm where the president, this president is just continuing the hawkish policies of the bush administration. and then the next minute, they're claiming that the president is weak in foreign policy showing weakness to our enemies and yet, completely forgetting about all the drone strikes that the president is doing, and the other thing about what jim demint is doing which i find rather callus is would he rather the president of the united states not close the embassies and make our -- and make american personnel targets for a terrorist attack? i wonder what they would be saying if the president followed through on the advice that they're giving him. >> you mean another benghazi. >> yeah, exactly. >> benghazi, benghazi. right on cue, rick santorum not a foreign policy expert accused the president of being timid. i love the personifications, timid. they turn on to some school yard kind of event. late watch. >> i think it's really a consequence of the policies of this administration. i m
for former president george w. bush after he underwent heart surgery. in an e-mail to supporters, the nrcc writes that the procedure went according to plan and bush is in good spirits. president george w. bush courageously defended our freedom and our country, and we are missing his days in office now more than ever. the mail also contains a link byking supporters to chip in donating money to help us send president bush a bouquet of bluebonnets, the texas state flower. also, this message from the kremlin. russian president vladimir putin today is wishing george w. bush a speedy recovery. speaking of former president, from a member of the washington post the fix -- it was 39 years ago today that richard nixon announced he would resign. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. suburb some sort of anti- person who thinks everybody needs to live in new york city. comingensitive to be across as a condo-dwelling elitist of some kind. that is not why i did this book. i understand why people like the suburbs. i get fed up with a lot of daily life in new york city. undeniablewere so
have claimed and therefore george bush could say don't pay into it, simply give each person the fund and they can invest on their pension. if you monetize your deferred compensation, that is a terrible idea. it further damages the devotee of people to have social and there is a link to having a social wage is that it dramatically is important for the society because then people start to see of objectively the interest is united. one of the great tracks to american history is rather than to countercyclical spending through the social expenditure, it is always been done through the military spending. you spend militarily through bringing the economy back to life. that was the whole post world war golden age etc we've so in that sense one has to confront this idea because it is easy to do the spending on the military because it is already a hari article society in the military and encampment that the more you begin to feel objectively or ties with other people are there you might be able to create a political movement where people subjectively then relate to the common agenda and i thin
feared nor respected. i'm not saying you go back to the george bush days and have wars that you can't win. but i am saying if president obama makes these statements, we're going to get those people who killed our people in benghazi and then does nothing about it. if president obama says there are real consequences to you, mr. putin, if you keep snowden and don't return him, and then we do nothing about it. if we tell iran there are real consequences coming to you if you continue your nuclear weapons program, and then we do nothing about it. at a certain point, leading from behind those guys stop looking back for orders, and they go their own way, and here we are. bill: you wonder if this extends beyond august. you have september 11th coming up in the first half of the next month and whether or not this stretches into that. kt, let's hope nothing happens. kt mcfarland on what we're seeing today. thank you. patti ann: new reports that a top u.s. diplomat met today with a jailed senior leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns apparently joining offic
. national security analyst juan zarate is with us. he served for president george bush. good morning. we know it's both specific and vague. we know it sounds like the chatter before 9/11. what is the president getting? what kind of information and what kind of options does he have? >> the president first and foremost will want to know what information we've gotten overnight and over the weekend. intelligence officials and sources are pulsing the system. getting not only their sources but friends and alleyi'llallyies, try to gather as much information. my sources tell me there isn't that much that's new. the president may hear some updates but maybe not that much new. he'll get some updates. >> what's interesting is they say the operatives already dispatched. >> that's right. this is reminiscent the plot in 2010. you recall there was a plot to attack europe sites. people were worried about mumbai-style attacks coming from the al qaeda core. it never materialized. but officials were worried that they actually had operatives in place. that's great concern here. >> this
. >>> president george w. bush is widely regarded as a model of physical fitness and you see him riding his bike he always did during this is presidency. why then did he have a heart scare? dr. marc siegel is here to tell us why this is a warning for all of us how he was decadiagnosed heart disease and should be a wake-up call for all of us. >>> we bring you to the garage sale that will get you ready to invade a small country. >>> with many concerned that obamacare is pushing us towards a one size fits all medicine, there's now this case for a personalized approach. it involves former president george w. bush. news of his heart surgery last week shocked many americans. our next guest says under obamacare, mr. bush may have gone undiagnosed. dr. marc siegel is on our fox news medical a team. also a professor of medicine at nyu's medical center. great to see you. >> good to see you. >> what do you mean under obamacare, president bush would have gone undiagnosed. >> first, there have been physicians in the media irresponsibly speculated about president bush's case without looking at details looking
of obama we've got init out of republicans too. george bush signed campaign finance legislation even though admitting part of it at signing ceremony is on constitutional. violating an oath of office have violating constitution. jon: you have attorney general john ashcroft refused to sign off on things because they were illegal. >> john ashcroft was introduced as a medusa's head and they would declare holy war on john ashcroft because he was idea log. when he asked the by the white house to do something, his own justice department lawyers, and from his own hospital bed and white house chief of staff and white house kunz sell say we're not going to do this. eric holder seems his job description to solely be the president's fixer and problem solver and constitutional bender, there is no way you can imagine eric holder doing something to stand up the white house. even janet reno stood up to the white house. we have white house and government bureaucracy who simply things whatever advances cause of liberalism or barack obama which is interchangeable is self-justifying. that is dangerous to polit
for diplomacy and pressure is running out when we haven't even tried direct diplomacy. george bush and dick cheney must hear loud and clear from the american people and the congress, you do not have our support and you do not have our authorization to launch another war. martha: that was back in 2011. -- that was back in 2007 and now we are on the cusp of other action going into syria. a younger looking barack obama then senator now president. he always had at the core of everything he talked about, getting out of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. in the state of the union he talked about putting the decade of wars behind us. so what's your reaction to where we are today with syria? >> great disappointment. i supported him as an anti-war candidate. we had a surge in afghanistan. we went into libya. against the very thing he talked about in 2007. he has to inform congress within 48 hours of any kind of military action then he has 60 days after which he would need congressional authorization to continue a war. that started in 1973 and that was violated by bill clinton and ronald reagan. presi
president george w. bush made his case for going to war with iraq and why mideast dictator was an essential step for both the united states and the world. >> the iraqi regime is a serious and growing threat to peace. on the commands of a dictator, the regime is armed with biological and chemical weapons, possesses ballistic missiles, promotes international terror, and seeks nuclear weapons. >> nearly 11 years later another u.s. president is explaining why he feels getting involved in the middle east is in the best interest of the u.s. people. my next guest though says the similarities between the two conflicts are few. jane newton small is a terrific reporter and times magazine reporter. you've written an article that a lot of team are talking about for "time," "six ways syria 2013 isn't iraq in 2003." differences you say include how the u.s. is handling the regime, the time commitment given by the u.s., the support from the arab world and yooirp, weapons of mass destruction, and how much support there is from congress. let's begin with the first difference you list. regime change. explain
. >> chris, thank you. and meanwhile, former president george w bush has been discharged today from a dallas hospital a day after having a heart procedure to ease a blocked artery. the spokesman says bush 43 is doing great. he's expected to resume his normal schedule tomorrow. >>> dustin hoffman is in recovery. after his recent battle with cancer. the 75-year-old actor from the "the graduate" to "tootsie" is doing just fine confirming what his representatives said, the cancer was detected early, was cured surgically. this morning on "today" the gang sent him some love. his all-time favorite guest in 17 years is dustin hoffman. >> seriously, in 17 years he makes me smile. >> and makes the crew smile. >> that's right. >> he's the only guy that they actually clapped for as he's introduced. it happens every single time he's here. ough allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy relief for adults and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air. [ chainsaw buzzing ] humans. sometimes, life trips us up. sometimes, we trip ourselves up. and although the mistakes may seem to just keep coming at yo
on immigration. here is a preview of the event hosted last month at the george w. bush institute last month. these are just rough numbers, about a million new jobs in the state of texas in the last five years. roughly a million lost jobs in california. that is amazing. points is what we are seeing right now is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that don't get it right, my home state of illinois that don't get it right and states that do get it right like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. the interesting thing is texas and california are the two highest immigration states. the tax system is a much better job of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. tell a foreign more of a welfare invites immigrants and the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas, in my opinion, for jobs. people come to california for welfare grade i think you see the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. see that ent
tremble? as michael hayden, cia director under george w. bush pointed out, many of these groups are really gangs of local thugs using the al qaeda name to build their brand. for washington to announce a grand campaign against them might exaggerate their importance, americanize local grievances and create a global threat that didn't really exist. the terror alerts have probably delighted these small groups for just that reason. the second strategy would be counterterrorism using drones, missiles, special forces and other kinetic tools to disrupt al qaeda-affiliated groups. by anyone's measure, the obama administration has been aggressive on this front. president obama has used more drones each year of his presidency than president bush did in his entire presidency. data gathering, as mr. snow den reminded us. the third possible approach to the threat of terrorism is to try to get local governments to fight the terrorists, but the places that these al qaeda affiliates have sprung up like somalia and yemen are ungovernable. only the u.s. has the technology, missiles and soldiers to disrupt te
a little bit of heat from the george w. bush campaign for not being prepared to wage traditional conflict because of its bulk and deployments and task forces. typically would be the most likely vehicle. also, in the professional military education feel, absolutely correct -- the peacekeeping stabilization , the u.s.institute army war college, the national defense university -- they will continue to be pockets of expertise on which we can draw. need for goode comparative knowledge. one of the biggest challenges we -- we always have is that people over-generalize. it does not always work in one place the same as another. >> i have six people so far and there may be a few others and we will try to fit you all in. the gentle man and the last row? i am here from a study at georgetown university. is about broadening our lens for tools for transition. a conflict was the first reaction from the united states 30 or 40 years ago when the european union started working and building up the institutions for common security and defense policy. there seems to be a slight change of the discussion about b
baker had with george bush because -- i don't know exactly the reason, but i said, for example, the other day, the national security adviser went to moscow to meet with the russian president has started arranging a relationship. if i was secretary of state would not have tolerated that. that is my job. and as national security adviser , you're a staff person, not a principle. i remember when general powell got the role. he understood. he came around to me and said, i am a member of your staff. obviously the president is my main guy, but my job is to staff the council. and so i think that is beginning to get out of kilter. in my book have quite a lot to say about the structural governance and how it is going, i think, in the wrong direction. >> host: secretary george shultz, a couple more issues on your mind. number one, demographics. you're worried about demographics. >> guest: i'm not worried. an observant. i see that the demographics of the world had changed and are continuing to change rapidly. the developed countries basically have no fertility. they are getting to be older
under international law and unlikely to alter the course of the war. in contrast, george w. bush held his fire in an interview with brian kilmeade, sympathizing with his predicament. >> putting the military in harm's way is a tough thing for the president. >> reporter: they're demanding the president call both chambers back to session to debate this out. speaker boehner's office said they haven't ruled out such a move, it would also mean harry reid bringing his chamber back. officials say it is highly unlikely, which is why tonight it is in the president's hands. >> ed henry at the white house, thank you. the chief diplomat is running points on the case for battle at least in public. chief correspondent james rosen has that from the state department. >> some cite the risk of doing things, but we need to ask what is the risk of doing nothing? >> reporter: making the case for a narrowly tailored military action in syria, john kerry vowed the u.s. inciting intelligence as grounds for commencing mid east hostilities is not repeating in syria the mistakes of iraq. >> because we know there'
. tonight, former president george w. bush is recovering at home from a heart procedure. we are hearing that president obama called to wish him well. a white house spokesperson said they spoke on wednesday. president obama was said to be happy to hear that mr. bush was on the mend. tuesday, surgeons inserted a stent to open a blocked artery in his heart. of threet, the first winners from last night's huge powerball jackpot. the winning ticket sold in new jersey and minnesota. late this afternoon, paul white came forward in roseville, minnesota, to claim the first part of the prize. he says he does not mind having to split the pot three ways. >> well, i think i can get by. we will see. it's a big deal. >> there were no jack tickets in our area, there is a $1 million winner in annandale, sold at the giant food store. >> next, a major move by the railroad companies behind last month's dead >> a judge has granted to thetcy protection u.s. railway whose runaway train crashed into a small town in quÉbec, killing nearly 50 people. the judge expressed disgust at the montrÉal railway's behavio
of his first pager adress on the watergate scandal, including this call from george herbert walker bush, then the chairman of the republican national committee. >> the thing that burns me up is the feeling that you had and it came through, they don't -- there's so little credit for that. >> the folks may understand it. you see the folks didn't understand the checkers speech but the people did. i mean, the commentators didn't and the commentators didn't understand cambodia but the people did. >> the hell with the commentator. >> presidential historian doug brinkley is a professor at rice university's eisenhower center for american studies. he joins us now from austin, texas. this is classic richard nixon, blasting away agnew-like at the commentators, yet he was probably as right as he ever was in his life when he said the regular people out there like nixon a lot more than the journalists, the elite journalists, ever did, that's for sure. >> these tapes must be like catnip for you, chris. anyone interested in political history, they're quite remarkable. the bit you just played with georg
at two other instances in which an american president used force, in the case of george bush in iraq, he had a congressional authorization and one u.n. resolution. in syria he has, president obama has neither of those but i think the u.s. congress and many in the need yaw are saying, what about libya? i mean we went to war in libya without a congressional authorization. we spent one billion dollars. we had 220 tomahawk missile strikes, et cetera, et cetera. what do we have at the end of it? we have benghazi with dead american ambassador and three diplomats and a country not really controlled by its own government. are we any better off? so there is so much skepticism as lauren pointed out, within the media but it mostly is based on america's previous experiences using force projecting force, mostly on its own. jon: let me take you to the second part of that charles krauthamer column because he touches on some of those points that you just made, judy. he also wrote last year, mr. obama told us repeatedly that the tide of war is receding. this year he grandly declared that the entire war o
for. george w. bush had done that i think he would've been, we would've been heard cries of impeachment. we had part of our immigration laws suspended by the president. there's just a variety of issues like that where he has gone outside. we have tension with our system, struggles between congress and the president. this one is very -- i think you'll see it continue. but there will be legal cases. >> i'm going to try to bounce around a little bit but again we will get to everybody. >> i was a little concerned to find that you were not in support of making the continuing resolution contingent upon removing what optional spending you move on obamacare. i feel very strongly. i speak from a point of view -- [applause] >> i think they do, too. >> this is not theoretical for me because two weeks ago today my husband and i paid in cash for our son to have major surgery. but, you know, what? that's the price i paid for the liberty of my children. i'm self-employed. i understand the consequent of that as i've limited options thanks our government on insurance. i understand that i
god. >> reporter: then george h.w. bush also a future president does the same half an hour later. >> i really was proud of you. by golly i know it was tough. i just want to tell you that. >> reporter: now this final installment of the nixon tapes covers april to july of 1973. capturing nearly 3,000 conversations. and not just about watergate but about a wide range of topics from redskins football to the most serious subjects of the day. >> fascinating stuff. thank you for wading through as much as you could in a short amount of time. >>> that's it for me, the next hour "the situation room" begins now with my colleague, jake tapper. >> thank you. happening now the words that helped prevent a shooting massacre. >> he told me that he was going to -- he had no reason to live, nobody loved him, and i just explained to him i loved him. >> we're learning what went on inside a georgia school where students escaped bullets. >>> plus a view from australia of the bored american teens charged with killing a native son and the dangers of murder on main street. >>> and can facebook's founder provid
they did? george h.w. bush, because about 20 years later, a woman showed up to one of his rallies with a pistol in her purse, and they were doing something they had done for the last 20 years that they had not done the 200 years before then. they were checking purses, too, and they found that. then you say to yourself, maybe what we need, maybe what we need is a racial squeaky fromm, and you start searching through the history books, you find out we had one.in 1901. raise your hand if you remember who was president before theodore roosevelt. no one remembered.a few guys, thank you. put those guys on "jeopardy!" most people forget when roosevelt came into the administration he was vice president and was somewhat who is this guy, this showboat guy from -- fighting wars in cuba. hat elevated him was that he was a very popular vice president for a popular president. it was mckinley.he was killed just after he was reelected. he was at a pan-american exposition, a world's fair in new york state. president mckinley was working the rope line, and a man standing at point blank range at the
, not everybody, but a lot of people would agree that president bush, george w. bush, was obligated to strike back against al qaeda after september 11, 2001. we were attacked, and we had to respond. and i think that most people would say that president obama the very right to launch azeinab badawi race that killed osama bin laden. history and diplomacy co-exist. they interact with each other and they sometimes can complement each other. richard holbrooke, the late richard holbrooke, great american diplomat, i don't think he would have been able to secure the peace in bosnia had we not used force for six weeks to demonstrate to the bosnian-serb army that we were not going to permit them to continue to kill innocent muslims. and it was that use of force that achieved the cease-fire and drove them to the negotiating table where holbrook worked his magic and brought peace to bosnia after five years of war. so there are times when we have to rely on our military and we're fortunate, as all of you know, to have extraordinary young men and women in our military and the army and the navy and the air force
is related to the polks and she used their dinner service while her and george bush was in the office. is that true? >> i don't know. good question. >> as our series progresses, as we get it barbara bush, we'll answer that question for you. we'll go back in time and learn about how that political partnership came together. you told us sarah polk was from a wealthy family in tennessee. how did she and james polk meet? >> they ran in the same circles. probably through -- either through andrew jackson or through her own father's family. polk went to the -- graduated from the university of north carolina and then went into law and studied in nashville and became clerk of the legislature and they met there or they met at andrew jackson's because the polk girls were often at the jackson's home. certainly jackson is known or we think that he advised polk to marry her. this is who you need as a wife, he would say. and then it is commonly said that she told polk she wouldn't marry him unless he ran for office but and of course he did and he won and they were married in 1824. >> so andrew jacks
friends. .hey were pretty frustrated they did not like george bush very much. they sure hated losing to him in 2004, even more than 2000. they did not quit. they took the house and the senate in 2006. they never try to impeach george bush. think long and hard. always easier to say try it. usually that means we need to work harder at what we are doing. i am old enough to watch barry goldwater go down in flames. took 16 years to get one old reagan -- to get ronald reagan. democracy is hard work. it is people going out and knocking on doors. is is people going out and voting. .ur system works it is hard to work in part because that is what the founders wanted to be. they are afraid of centralized power. they're going to make this very difficult to do. they're going to have this president for four years that selected this. there's no other system that is is as complex as ours to work and get things through. the founders but it was the best defense for liberty. out.large it has worked i believe that madison came back he would be very happy. sometimes they do. different point of view are s
communications director for president george w. bush and senior adviser for the 2008 mccain presidential campaign, nicolle wallace. >> she's great. >> she's amazing. msnbc contributor mike barnicle. and in washington, pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of the -- >> amazon -- >> newly sold "washington post," wow, big news there, in your world, gene. we'll talk about that. >> no free shipping for you, mika. >> he's like the free shipping czar now. >> my goodness. none for me. >> all right. mike barnicle, this is like a big day -- >> mike, this is huge. >> this is. >> this is -- >> i was surprised. >> as willie was saying last night at the holiday inn, the plates are shifting under the media world and then we had a couple smokes and watched old reruns of "night of a thousand". >> you ran out of cigarettes before i got there. >> one pack talking about the globe, another pack -- >> the sale of the post as i'm sure gene will have more to say on this, it was stunning. >> it's an earthquake. >> stunning. >> but no family, few families who have owned newspapers have been better at it an
of the office of legal counsel in the justice department during the george w. bush administration. welcome to both of you. >> thank you. >> james bamford, we heard earlier this gwen's discussion about new revelations what, do you think of those and what do they tell us about this role of the fisa court? >> these new revelations are really an expansive look at a much more expansive eavesdropping capability. we looked before at the telephone and the e-mail. now, this is pretty much the internet. and it's very worrisome in the sense that people when they communicate on the internet are communicating basically their thoughts, their deepest thoughts in their minds a lot of times. their thoughts sometimes that they don't want to share with anybody else. if you have this megacollection that's going oagain, it raises will the question of what oversight is there and what checks and balances are there? we didn't see there were very many checks and balances on the other systems. and maybe the same thing applies here. >> brown: we'll walk through some of those issues, but first, generally, what's your
and compare it for us in modern history, current history for example contrasted with the way george w. bush took this nation to the war. >> if president bush took america to war quite quickly and didn't nurture a bipartisan consensus in some ways he used it around for the hid. ki wasn't able to persuade other countries, many other countries with the exception of britain and a few others that it was worth fighting and so america more or less went in to hit by himself. the book tells the story of an incredible effort over the course of two years to build a domestic consensus in favor of internationalism and ultimately intervention and he was prepared to use other countries as proxy's by allowing the brits and the french. he was prepared to take this kind and roosevelt was criticized almost as much he felt he was going too fast. he felt he was going too slowly. he did it carefully and slowly. that is the reaction to the events and get. when you step back and look at the whole run there is a direction as kurt says he knew where he wanted to end up but he wanted to do it in a way that took the c
was hit harder than at any time since pearl harbor. but without blaming george w. bush for failing to act sufficiently to that warning an of august 6th, 2001, should anyone blame this president and his people for acting in time this time? joining me tonight from cairo, nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel and with us from new york, msnbc terrorist analyst governor coleman. nbc is reporting now the interrogation behind the worldwide terrorist alert this week was an intercepted communication between the leader an of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula and the leader of al qaeda central over in pakistan. the man who succeeded osama bin laden zawahiri. the two men reportedly agreed that they wanted to do something big. timed to the end of the muslim holy month of ramadan which is right now. and that's what led the united states to close 19 embassies. there they are on the map and consulates in the mideast and africa. there's still a lot that remains unknown including which target. over the weekend, one thing clear from every lawmaker and official with knowledge of the attack, nobo
published today in the "journal of the american medical association." former president george w. bush underwent a successful heart procedure today in texas. doctors at a dallas hospital placed a stent in a blocked artery. the blockage was discovered on monday during the former president's annual physical. mr. bush is 67 years old. he's expected to be released tomorrow. president obama has renewed his push for mortgage reform. in phoenix today, the president called for phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac, the government-backed mortgage giants. he said taxpayers should not have to suffer when lenders make poor decisions. >> we've got to encourage the pursuit of profit but' era of expecting a bailout after you pursue your profit and you don't manage your risk well, well, that puts the whole country at risk. we're ending those days. we're not going to do that anymore. ( applause ) >> reporter: the president said he wants the private sector to assume most of the risk while continuing to offer the popular 30-year mortgage. wall street gave up ground today over warnings of weaker profits.
perfect match at kp.org and thrive. >>> tonight former president george w. bush is said to be recouping well after having a stint. president clinton who had the same procedure in 2010 reached out to mr. bush today. doctors found the block cage yesterday during the annual physical. president bush is known as a fitness buff and worked out regularly two his two terms in office. dr. sanjay gupta joins me now. what do we know? >> he's 67 years old and we're told it happened on a routine physical exam. they gave no indication there was problems ahead of time and that's an important point, which we'll talk about. something during the exam related them, some cause for concern and that led to the placement of this stint. i think we have an animation to show what that is, basically. essentially you're trying to unblock an artery and put a catheter up into the artery and unblock it with a balloon but ultimately put this stint in place, a metal scaffolding. sometimes the stints will release medication, as well, to keep the blood vessel open. >> i seen studies, i think, that these are kind of -- pe
. >>> former president george w. bush is on the mend this morning after undergoing surgery to open up a blockage in his heart. the blockage was exposed during an annual physical. the procedure went perfectly. bush is expected to leave the hospital today and be back on his normal schedule by thursday. >> back out biking soon. >>> former presidential candidate mitt romney is warning members of his own party, a government shutdown, he says, is not the answer. some congressional republicans have proposed not letting any spending bills pass until obama care is defunded. but romney told donors at a new hampshire republican event that the consequences of such a move could be dire. if soldiers don't get paid or seniors don't get their social security checks, they could hold it against the republican party in the future, mitt romney says. >>> we're hearing now from an 11th accuser against san diego mayor bob filner. michelle tyler alleges filner asked her to engage in a sexual relationship with him in exchange for his help in a case of an injured former marine who had been battled with the v.a
's not 2004 any more who president george w. bush could run in a real anti-gay agenda and get his base out and get some of the moderate independent voters out and win an lex election. they can appeal to their base as much as they want but that is not enough for them to win a real national election. republicans, national republicans see that and they are ver scary scared, i think. >> the fact that instead of focusing on a star that they want to make, they would rather go after the democratic star and take down the potential of hillary clinton. again, has not declared if she is running so it's interesting they are going for her no matter what. >> right. believe me, you can fund-raise a lot if you're the republican party. every time you mention hillary clinton's name and her running is a great fund-raising opportunity for them. the more they make off of that the better. i think you're right. they are completely divided from every issue from immigration to the budget. we heard romney last night talking about what a bad idea a government shutdown would do as vickie was saying, stars in the part
on the health of former president george w. bush. he's back home resting one day after doctors surgically inserted a stint to ease a blocked artery. it was discovered during a routine physical. the president's doctors say he is doing great. >>> and it wasn't all terror and big brother with president obama on "the tonight show" last night. jay leno couldn't let him go without asking the president about his once-bitter rival turned confidant hillary clinton. the two had lunch last week at the white house. >> we had a great time. she had that post-administration glow. you know, when folks leave the white house. like two weeks later, they look great. but it was wonderful conversation. you know, by the end of my first term, you know, we had become genuinely close. i could not have more respect for her. she was a great secretary of state. very, very proud of the way she did it. >> did you notice her measuring the drapes or anything like that? >> keep in mind, she's been there before. >> that's true. >> she doesn't have to measure them. >> meanwhile, day two of deliberations in the whitey bulger
on today. here's some things we just thought you should know. former president george w. bush is now home from the hospital. a spokesman says mr. bush was discharged earlier today from the dallas hospital where doctors inserted a stint yesterday to clear a blocked artery in his heart. the blockage was found during the former president's annual physical exam. his spokesperson says mr. bush plans to return to his normal schedule tomorrow. >>> more accusations of sexual harassment against san diego mayor bob filner. two more women, both military vets, have come forward to publicly accuse filner of unwanted sexual advances. the women say filner made the advances last year during a conference that focused on military sexual assaults. one of the women recently retrieved a voicemail message from filner in which he told her he did not want to wait to have dinner with her. 13 women are now in awe kccusin him. >>> time for the gut check. the widow of one of 19 firefighters killed in that arizona wildfire is ramping up her fight for benefits for her family. now, julian ashcraft, whose 29-year-old hu
a while. not just because president obama wasn't tough with him for the several years but even george w. bush. what did he say, he can look into his eyes and i can do business with this guy? >> see his soul, yes. >> see his soul and it turns out that was a lot of bs. i think it's high time and about time. why do you think obama has done this? >> i think obama -- it's a little bit too late. i would have done more. i think obama at long last realizes the ambitious agenda he had for the past five or six years is really going nowhere there's disagreements with every issue, as the previous speaker said. putin wants to use as a punching bag to consolidate his position at home and without obama saying, we've had enough, i'm not going to meet you, and we'll go from there. on your comment earlier, larry, about the g-20, the problem, of course, is that the russians want to use the g-20 and want to restructure the entire international financial system to the disadvantage of the united states. >> yeah, but they can't. they can't. russia is a third-rate economic country. the only thing they have, yo
, for operations are supported, we cut the budget and increased the number of overseas activities, and george w. bush did not run for president -- if you go back to his campaign, he did not run promising a big defense buildup and he was not intending to make foreign policy the centerpiece of his policy, and he ended up making the most fraught decision about the war in iraq. i do not think cutting our military will be the best way to keep us out of trouble in the south china sea. i want steadiness and resolve and let's sustain the rebalance. that means we can make modest cuts in defense. >> amen. i feel like i should applaud. i think that was very powerful on michael's part. i would not put all my eggs in one basket. i want peace through strength or a modern-day version of it because i want a military that deters. i want other things, too. i want strong allies, our partners' capacity to be robust enough to defend themselves if needed and take care of their neighborhoods, so to speak. i want all of our tools of soft power to be effective, partly through the reinforcement from our hard power. i wa
, and compare it with what current history contrast to the way george debut bush took them but different conflicts of different styles but if they took him to work quite quickly she could nurture more into in some ways he would beat them around the headed cannot persuade many other countries that it was worth fighting so roosevelt is the opposite this book tells the story of this incredible effort although subtle over the course of two years to build the of bipartisan domestic consensus in adults and early intervention and prepared to use other countries to feed from behind -- leave them behind and was prepared to take his time. in fact, the result was criticized almost as much to felt he was going too fast period he did it it. >> is a very clear direction but he wanted to do is no way that that the country did not into the ward / e merge united and ready for the fight. >> again and 11 came at the beginning. >> and pearl harbor helped. it totally destroyed isolationism in the united states at that time. but by then roosevelt had marginalized the bodies through the danish with the decisio
military force to respond to syria's alleged chemical weapons use, it would be an echo of what george w. bush did ten years ago when our government said it was sure, but it was wrong, and the resulting war without u.n. approval was one of america's greatest foreign policy mistakes ever, if not the greatest foreign policy mistake ever. so now here we are. the drum beat in washington today says that there is going to be an american or an american and allied military hit of some kind against sere wra. what will that do? what choices does president obama have in terms of how to respond if we does want to respond militarily or otherwise? does congress get a say in the matter? and what happens if we are wrong about this? our government's track record on being wrong about chemical weapons is long. it spans multiple administrations for multiple reasons. if the use of chemical weapons really is going to be a real redline in the world that demands a response when it happens, why is the world waiting for our government to make up our government's own mind about whether this happened? instead of wa
-- george w. bush-- was unable to attend today, as he recovers from a recent heart procedure. instead, he issued a statement saying: the moment that dr. king delivered his famous address-- with the appeal to "let freedom ring"-- was marked by a bell- ringing ceremony. that set the stage for the first african american president, who said the struggle for economic opportunity remains the nation's great unfinished business, but he voiced hope. there's a reason why so many who marched that day, and in the days to come, were young-- for the young are unconstrained by habits of fear, by the conventions of what is. they dared to dream differently, to imagine something better. and i am convinced that same imagination, the same hunger of purpose, stirs in this generation. we may not face the same dangers of 1963, but the fierce urgency of now remains. we may never duplicate the swelling crowds and dazzling procession of that day so long ago-- no one can match king's brilliance but the same flame can light the heart of all who are willing to take a first step towards justice. i know that flame rema
) scottrade. voted "best investment services company." former president george w. bush expected it leave the hospital today after undergoing heart surgery. he did have a stent implanted to open up a blocked artery. jenna bush-hager said thanks for your prayers for my dear dad. he is well and we are eager for him to return to grandpa duty. >>> anthony weiner referred to one of his mayoral candidates as grandpa as a forum raising more than a few eyebrows. >> here we go. >> i heard what you said. really? what is going to happen if i do? tough guy now. oh, are you? appreciate the time. i don't have any anger. you do, grandpa. >> oh, okay! >> and former president become is staying far, far away from what is going on right now with anthony weiner. >> neither hillary nor i was ever involved in the political campaign and they understood that from the beginning that we are not going to be involved as long as our personal friends and people whom we feel obligations are involved. so the feelings i have are all personal and since they are, i shouldn't talk about them. >> in the meantime, check out t
john mccain got great press when he ran against george w. bush in the primaries. in 2008 he was on the other end of that. those things ebb and flow a little bit. i do not think in anyway those are the decisive in the way of presidential campaigns come out. i think if you talk to the romney people they felt that governor romney was unfair at different points along the way. i used to get e-mails about things that were being written or said or talked about. in general, i think those things balance out. in this campaign in particular there was never any question about vulnerabilities or weaknesses in terms of what happened with the economy. in a sense that both of them had had was they have to deal with. host: on twitter -- guest: perhaps so. especially with his medicare plan and his proposal to make a voucher out of that. i don't know it would have been significantly better had he picked someone else. host: jim messina asked to pledge that they do not rerun the 2008 campaign. jim messina explained that in their bid for reelection, both jimmy carter and george herbert walker bus
and increased the number of overseas activities, and george w. bush did not run for president -- if you go back to his campaign, he did not run promising a big defense buildup and he was not intending to make foreign-policy the center piece his policy, and he ended up making the most fraught decision about the war in iraq. i do not think cutting our military will be the best way to keep us out of trouble in the south china sea. i want steadiness and resolve and let's sustain the rebalance. that means we can make modest cuts in defense. >> amen. should applaud. i think that was very powerful on michael's part. i would not put all my eggs in one basket. peace through strength or a modern-day version of it because i want a military that deters. other things, too. i want strong allies, our be robustapacity to enough to defend themselves if needed and take care of their neighborhoods, so to speak. i want all of our tools of soft power to be effective, partly through the reinforcement from our hard power. i want a lot of things. i want economic strength, etc. pointy edge of the spirit is to have this
, therefore, george bush could say, well, don't pay into it. simply give each potential -- each person a fund. you monetize your deferred compensation. it's a terrible idea. it further damages the ability of people to have a social thing. and by the way, the link to having a social wage is that it's dramatic create important for society. -- dramatically important for society. because then people start to see objectively their interests are united. you know, one of the great tricks of american history is rather than do countercyclical spending through social expenditure, countercyclical spending in america has always been done through military spending. you spend militarily to bring the economy back to life. that was the whole post-war golden age, etc. so in that sense one has to confront this idea, you know, because it was easy to do countercyclical spending with the military because it's already a hierarchical society, you know, in military encampments. but society is not hierarchical, and the more you begin to feel objectively that your ties with other people are there, you might be able to
, and that is killing terrorists in mass. the two most hated people in andt are not george bush benjamin netanyahu. it is president obama and patterson. when the egyptians were government,he morsi patterson asked the christian leaders not to take part in a protest. booked -- she was bluntly told to shut up and mind her own business. obama backs terrorists. host: thank you for the call. street9 of the "wall journal." ats really began on july 3 the military deposes president morsi, you can see how the events have unfolded over the last five weeks. ambassador syed spoke here in washington at the institute yesterday, provided a timeline of how things unfolded. it is part of an event that we covered, runs just over an hour. it is available online at our website at www.c-span.org. here is a portion. [video clip] >> polarization of the country. an environment of finances of ,hem, determination, exclusion on a religion basis. fanaticism, discrimination, exclusion, on a religious basis. between whoever is non-muslim brothers and the muslim others, no matter to which religion he or she belongs. for the firs
it with karl rove. he served as deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to president george w. bush. he is a fox news contributor. karl, welcome. that spot tells the story of a family in north carolina who received an insurance rebate because of obamacare. what do you think about promoting the president's health care law based on that kind of a, you know, monetary rebate? >> well, it's not going to do too well for a reason very few people are getting those rebates. those rebates are a part of the,#: affordable care act called the medical loss ratio. this provision basicallyally says insurance companies have to take 85% or more of the premium income they receive and pay it out for medical bills. if you don't pay out at least 85% of the premium income for medical bills, then you have to give a rebate to everybody that, is a policyholder. now according to the centers for medicare & medicaid services at the department of health and human services, last year, we're talking about rebates gone out for last year, that was the reference in the tv ad, 2.7% of americans are getting a rebate. so on
and much more popular than george bush but that glory is fleeting because they are in an untenable situation where their success is an immediate unfavorable referendum that everybody before them, do they have certain personality qualities and ambitions and visions that make them suspect by their peers. sort of like this 19th century western figure that we see in 20th century films where it's high noon, ethan edwards, the magnificent seven, the man is shot liberty balance. we bring these people in and they are suspect figures and we all want shane to do something to get rid of the -- but it's better he walks out the door. it's better that high noon will kaine takes the bag and throws it down and says i've had enough. whether we like it or not it didn't end very well. themistocles committed suicide in persia. belisarius ended up as a beggar on the streets of constantinople humiliated at his emperor. sherman was called crazy and called a terrorist. he spent most of his post-war career trying to defend what it in a very effective way but he wasn't popular like grant or matthew ridgway.
an issue of some level of hypocrisy in terms of the outrange that was heaped upon the george bush administration with respect to afghanistan and iraq. but there are some slight differences here. one to do with the documented facts of the u.s. of chemical weapons. number two, the general sense that this regime is unhenged and therefore needs to be contained in a way that you didn't necessarily see with the likes of some of the other players over the last few years, whether you're talking iran or whatever. so, i think that there's a different tone that you have with syria that you didn't have with the others. again, i harken back to similarities to kosovo from humanitarian perspective but it does put the democrats in a very ticklish box right now, particularly given the warriness of the american host: jim is on the line from texas. republican line. is whatmy question about this tainted election -- the obama administration. guest: in what respect? irs.r: the guest: the irs is a huge issue. i do not know how that translated in terms of a repressed election. that mightgroups have been
news minute. president george w. bush in high spirits today following a medical procedure. the 43rd president of the united states had a stint inserted to clear a blocked artery. the blockage was discovered yesterday during the 67-year-old former president's annual physical. concerns are raised again about the crippled fukushima plant in japan. the nuclear watchdog says the operator of the plant is trying to con tape highly radio active water seeping into the ocean creating an emergency situation. the plant suffered a nuclear meltdown following the 2009 quick and tsunami. finally, we know drinking and driving is dangerous, but how about drinking and walking? that's not so safe either according to new data on related fatalities. a third of the u.s. pedestrians killed in 2011 had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving. those are the news headlines in the fox business network. get you back now to dagen. dagen: you can be sober in new york city and fall into a pothole. >> true, you can. dagen: not speaking from personal experience, but great to see you. >> bye-bye. dagen
believed that george w. bush needed to go back to congress for reauthorization of the war in iraq. but as president of the united states, he intervened in libya. he had a surge in afghanistan. and he didn't go to congress for permission on either of those. so i think it's a real interpretation of how -- of how you interpret presidential power and whether he has the constitutional authority to do this on his own. but if history is any guide, i would have to say that president after president does act without congressional authorization. i mean, the last time we really did this was in 2002. and so i think that this president's going to say he's on -- he's on firm ground. what he needs to get is public opinion. >> which seems to have evolved since our polling early in may. numbers are dwindling when it comes to support. jay, gloria mentioned iraq. we heard the president make a big distinction on this. he said it would not be like iraq. take a listen. >> if, in fact, we can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of, you know, iraq,
george bush on deck. >> brian: i just told him he looked good. he said he must have looked like hell before. he looks good now. guys, back to you. >> anna: 11 minutes after the hour. we have headlines. a developing story overnight. terrifying moments during the broncos game. crowds watched as a man fell from the escalator. he was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. good news, he was conscious. no word if alcohol was a factor. >>> also breaking late last night, police in north carolina issuing an amber alert for a little girl you're about to see after she was snatched from a car in a grocery store park lot. the one-year-old girl was inside a car at 9:00 o'clock last night at the food lion in high point, north carolina. moments ago, her grandmother made an emotional plea for her safe return. >> whoever took the vehicle, i'm not sure whether or not you are aware that the baby was in the car or not. once you figured it out, i just want her to be taken to a safe place. >> anna: the vehicle described as a 2003 white chevy suburban with north carolina license plates, bjx 1565. any
chief of staff to president george w. bush and a fox news contributor with us from his home in austin, texas. you wrote a piece in the wall street journal, i know you've got a white board, too, so i'll get you to explain it. you call it the un affordable careless act. actually, that was a great line by the headline writer, but my piece was about the unintended consequences of the bill. president obama never sold the affordable care act to the american people by saying, look, this is going to create more part-time jobs in the place of full-time jobs, and yet that's one of big consequences of the bill. if you take a look at it, under the affordable care act a full-time worker is defined as somebody who works as 30 hours or more a a week, and if you work 30 hours or more a week, your employer has to provide you with health insurance coverage. now, this encourages a disincentive to employ people over 30 hours. the number of people who are working 30-34 hours a week has dropped 146,500 on average a month. the number of people working 25-29 hours a week has risen 119,000 on average per mont
not made a decision yet, former president george w. bush is weighing in. >> the president has a tough decision to make and if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he made mischief. the president has to make a tough call. i know you are trying to suddenly rope me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> our chief political analyst gloria borger joins me from washington. you listened to secretary of state john kerry today. you heard the former president, reporters trying to ask questions of him. it's not a matter of what do we do about it, we be the united states? >> i think if you listened to the secretary of state, it was very clear that he believed he didn't need to wait for information from the weapons inspectors, from the united nations. he said very clearly that a u.n. investigators can't tell us anything we don't already know. and between the secretary of state and a background call that senior administration officials had with journalists, it's very clear they b
bush, and george w. bush. they say that, quote, there is no longer any credible scientific debate, end quote, about climate change. and they also point out that our window for action is shrinking. they say they support the actions that the president is now taking under the clean air act to reduce carbon pollution, and they call on congress to start the overdue debate about what bigger steps are needed domestically and internationally. and they conclude with this very powerful statement. quote, the only uncertainty about our world is how bad these changes will get and how soon what is most clear is that there is no time to waste, end quote. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to address attorney general holder's misinterpretation of federalism and his disregard for our system of checks and balances. the supreme court was clear in shelby vs. hold
partners. even with george h.w. bush, gorbachev presided over the cold war and reunion if reunif. even clinton and boris yeltsin. they had a personal relationship. friendly. marked anker wrath. personal relationship between the two leaders are critical to the success for both countries. >> would you say that the common thread is that all of the u.s. presidents in the past did actually talk or speak with the russian president? is that a difference now? >> yeah. i think it's what we would call a table stake. there has to actually be a relationship in cooperation to talking. u.s. presidents nixon and reagan, hardliners and even george h.w. bush was more cooperative. they need to reach out and have relationships. and form a personal bond and even reagan did that. reagan was as tough as they come. they knew it was important to cooperation. so i think we need to see a little bit more of that from president obama. >> all right. nic ragoone. you are a presidential historian always good to talk to you. >> thanks, aly. >> alisyn: defying the top cop in their state in giving teachers guns. is tha
when he ran against george w. bush in the primaries. in 2008 he was on the other end of that. those things and and flow in little bit. i do not think in anyway those are the decisive in the way of presidential campaigns. i think if you talk to the romney people they felt that governor romney was unfair at different points along the way. about to get e-mails things that were being written or said or talked about. in general i think those things balanced out. in this campaign in particular there was never any western orut vulnerabilities weaknesses in terms of what happened with the economy. in a sense that both of them had had was they have to deal with. on twitter -- perhaps so. especially with his medicare plan and his proposal to make a voucher out of that. i don't know it would have been significantly better had he picked someone else. jim mussina asked to pledge that they do not rerun in the campaign. mussina explained that in their bid for reelection, both jimmy carter and george herbert walker bush try to rerun their first campaign. the world changes from the first electric to
policy or as tucker was saying us they hate us, they always have. it's not because of george bush. it's not because of our policy. it's because they are homicidal maniacs. they want to kill children. >> tucker: personal style. they thought bush was dumb. that's why they attacked us. it was so false from day one. >> alisyn: meanwhile, we do have other news to get to. here are your headlines. we have brand new information on that multi-state. >> salad was served in olive garden and red lobster restaurant. health officials are still trying to determine if the salad mix is responsible for the outbreak in the other 14 states. and it could be his last home run for a very long time. alex rodriguez smacking a homer during a rehab game last night in new jersey. reports until he has enemy tomorrow to announce a deal with major league suspension on doping and connections to doping clinic. mlb is considering a lifetime ban if a rod doesn't cop a deal. he sure sounds like someone expecting to place next week. >> are you confident that you are going to be in chicago? >> yeah. yep. unless i get hit
hardly ever come up. they were attacking dick cheney, attacking george bush with, attacking the fbi and others, nsa had pretty much been unscathed in all this. the only time it really came up as a matter of debate in the intelligence committee was people from the nsa coming forward and saying what a rough time they were having with the fisa court, how hard it was for them to get court orders, how hard it was to be able to follow up on the information they were getting. this is not a rubber stamp. this is constantly scrutinized. it's also scrutinized by the house and senate intelligence committees. i worry saying congress is keeping an eye on it for you isn't exactly a vote of confidence. but, seriously, people on the intelligence committee take it very seriously. i can tell you that this stuff is looked at very, very carefully. so i think we have to keep all of this in mind. i don't see any significant violation of civil liberties. i don't see any significant -- to me, if we have a balanced thought like with zazi in 2009, zazi, and this is one of those forest gump moments where you
dakota, republican collar. caller: do you know the reasoning kind why george bush wanted to -- behind why george bush wanted to sell our ports? host: i do not know you member this. i think he is referring to 2004, the dubai company wanted to buy a port in the united states. guest: i certainly remember that. guest: we believe in privatizing the ports here. i think in the full length of time i decided to keep the state owned. host: what does that mean? guest: the caller i believe was referring to when there was discussion here locally about actually selling the port to a foreign company. that came to a full halt. i thought that was the right thing at the time. you: what does this mean to that this is a state owned entity? guest: it is run and the public good. if it is privately own you have to maximize short-term profit. with government owned we can look at the long-term benefits to the commonwealth of virginia. that is why i am delighted that we do not sell it. we have to consider all of this. the fact that it is now still in control the commonwealth and use for the public good, that makes
in the state before the 2008 sweepstakes. we are 23 months earlier than george w. bush's first visit in june of 1999. bill: why is it this early? >> i have a theory. the political system makes a judgment as to when you are going to turn a page on the pathr president in his second term. the sooner i start to turn that page the more that activity ramps up. we have joe biden who will focus on his 2016 hopes. the senator from minnesota is going to make an appearance in the state. i'm thinking the political system is starting to say, president obama, you are in our second term and you are going to become a lame duck and it looks like it will bener than later. president bush's approval ratings in 2005 were slightly above were president obama's are today. but he was engaged in the system and the system was moving. the congress had passed thus far in 2005, a trade agreement with central america, the first energy policy bill in decade, a multi-year highway bill. it was the last time the president and the congress had a multi-year funding bill. bill: you are argue he was active and relevant. >> you me
that both in terms of his experience here at the george george bush institute but more partly in terms of his experience as an army officer. >> thank you robert payday would like to start out by wishing congratulations to our newest citizens. my experience over the past 24 years as active military service has been in our our most engage service-oriented and patriotic citizens and servicemembers are our newest. and so as the director of the military service initiatives here i had the honor and responsibility to lead the bush institute's effort to honor the service and sacrifice of all of their post-9/11 veterans military servicemembers and their families but also to empower and unite the efforts of non-profits businesses universities individual citizens and communities to improve the well-being of those veteran servicemembers and their families but also to release their potential to continue to serve as national assets in their communities after their military service is over. and so since september 11, 2001, 2.3 million members of this country have gone -- worn the uniform in iraq or a
aide and aid to president george w. bush and republican strategist. welcome here today. this is a tough story. it is a sad story and because the president did input himself into those other cases, leslie, that's why this question is being raised. >> no doubt but it's a story you just reported, martha, regarding world war ii veteran. i think that although it is disgusting anytime somebody loses their life, especially to a crime whether it is the hand of a gun or not which i think is definitely another issue and as we've seen statistically the violence, crime in america is down except among our youth. violent crime is up among our youth and something we have to address. when we lose somebody who is young, it is awful. the reason as you trail yaw made a comment, this is their citizen. the reason the president should make a comment people feel because of trayvon martin, the race card, this is a young man but i do think it is naive and unreal listic to expect the president to comment anytime there is victim of a crime. martha: of course it is. of course it is. >> with we care -- >> i underst
, the adminnstrations of george w. bush pandered to the worst voices in american islam and global islam. look who bush and obama invited to the white house. they weren't true moderate muslims. they were from care and other radical organizations. and imagine, and a bipartisan problem in washington, although they're worse on it, imagine by just being nice to religious fanatics, somehow they'll get to like us. i mean, it was nailed in a 2001, in a new yorker cartoon, hollywood hills, slogan, smoking cigars with bikini clad girls in their hot tubs and if they got to like, got to know us, i think they'd like us. no, they believe they're on a mission from god to subdue and kill us and i certainly agree with monica on that. >> did you agree with any point, the president being pretty tough saying that egypt and the muslim brotherhood and other actors and players in the middle east have to stop pointing to america as being at fault for everything that's going wrong with their own country, stop the scapegoating, stop the finger pointing. >> that was a wise remark. i don't want to split hairs, but i didn't like
. by the way, elliott has jumped with former president george w. bush. he likes to do the jumps on his birthday. >>> are you one of the folks who cannot unplug even while on vacation? if you need a social media fix, perhaps your next trip should be to the world's first twitter-themed hotel. check it out. guests can book a twitter party suite where they can have a virtual concierge. you can send a message to a friend sitting at at pool side bed. let us know if you go there. >>> we love to hear from you, speaking of twitter. the president is in martha's vineyard and congressmen and women have headed home for the recess. but should they work while out on break? should their time talking to you? we've been asking, do you think members of congress should be required to hold town hall meetings during august recess? we ask you to tweet that. one viewer writes back, yes, they should. how else will you know what the people want? plus, they don't need vacations. thanks. john adds absolutely. this might be the only way to get any kind of real answers. and jack says, yes, all members should. you at home ar
george bush when he talked about this program when it was first revealed by "the new york times." he said, well, when al qaeda and call somebody in the united states, i want to know who they're calling. that's kind of the underlying philosophy of this program, and i think it's the purpose. we're talking, it tends to spill over into people thinking, well, maybe we are monitoring their actual content of the conversation and we're not. it's medicaid, records, effectively the outside of the envelope that is put in your mailbox. it's that information that is on the envelope. and the date stamp and the postmark. >> would you have people believe that metadata have no significant privacies? i would rather if i had a choice, i hope not have either of these choices, of having every phone conversation i have for 30 days listening to them which, of course, is impractical to have a large number of people doing that, or all my metadata collected for 30 days? i would much rather -- >> collected by proctor and gamble oracle victoria beckham corporation, then i would be worried. and i think sometimes we d
to talk about the cause of this and we took a little bit of heat from the george w. bush campaign is for not being prepared to wage traditional conflict due to the task force is. this would be the most likely vehicle also in the professional military education sphere. the peacekeeping stabilization operation institute and the u.s. army war college in the national defense immigration will continue to be part of this is expertise onto which we can draw. but i do expect good compared to matters. one case study talks about how it took more care can work anywhere. >> we have about six people so far and maybe a few others to try to fit you all in. >> hello, my name is piers martin and i'm here at the georgetown university. my question is related to one of the main ideas which is to broaden our positions and a conflict that was one of the first reactions from the united states is reaction and the european union started. working and building of institutions for common security and defense policy. as there seems to be quite a change of discussion right now because the discussions we are ha
capacities when george w. bush was governor of texas. we are really delighted that wen has developed such visuals to help understand the complicated story of finding what did not work so well and how we can do better the next time. we have invited him to make his presentation first. jim has recently finished up his tour at the pentagon. career he was a research research scholar at the national defense university rector of research there. he worked throughout his career on the questions a stabilization and reconstruction including at the un and other success stories in cambodia amid the balkans, and elsewhere. he will speak on his own reflections of what will be the right tools and mechanisms to respond and post-conflict environments. we are very delighted to have leanne smith, the director of the policy and risk best practices services. she has been in that position for years. she has a long career as an australian diplomat and a person who has worked on humanitarian law. we do really want to bring in how does the broader international community handle these questions. they are the c
, george herbert walker bush was president of the united states, jim baker was secretary of state, and they debating going in driving saddam hussein from qu wait where back to baghdad. it won the support of 31 nations. it won the supportave democratic congress. it won the support of united nations, and it won the summit of the american people overwhelmingly. sp that is the way to do it. just because presidents have tried to short circuit it from grenada to iraq now to syria since, if anything that's a modeled for failure, judy. >> woodruff: should-- >> i would say, i'd be in favor of going to the congress. i do agree with that. i have no problem with that and i think this case is actually kind of similar to the iraq war of 1991 in that it was a clear violation of international norms. i'm not sure i'd want to wait for the whole process to play out before we did anything and the war powers act allows for this because that really does look like it delays our reaction so distantly from the atrocity. >> woodruff: but what about mark's point about having a-- more of a coalition, having
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